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Channels makes for a smart investment of city bonus

11th January 2016 Print
The Addington at Channels

Essex’s only city, Chelmsford, has seen property prices increase by a staggering 10% in the last 12 months, making the commuting hotspot ripe for savvy investors. As bonus season approaches, City workers looking to make use of their bonuses and invest wisely in property in the area should look no further than Bellway’s Eagle Rise development at Channels, located off Essex Regiment Way to the north of the city.

Divisional Sales Manager for Bellway Essex, Gemma Bannister comments: “Property is a great way to invest, especially in cities like Chelmsford, which has seen such growth in recent years. City workers looking for an exciting and secure opportunity to invest their bonuses are encouraged to look at the new homes here.”

A perfect example of the properties at Eagle Rise is the three bedroom Addington housetype. The spacious living area is great for relaxing in, while the open plan kitchen / dining area to the rear of the property is ideal for family to come together in. There is also a downstairs cloakroom. Upstairs the master bedroom benefits from an en suite shower room, fitted wardrobes and a private balcony, while the two additional bedrooms have access to a family bathroom.

The home is designed to a high quality specification. Fitted kitchens are inclusive of contemporary units and a range of integrated appliances, including gas hob and fridge/freezer. All bathrooms and en suites are furnished with modern Roca sanitaryware, chrome heated towel rails and ceramic tiling to the walls.

For city commuters, the new homes are just 10 minutes’ drive from Chelmsford train station, from where frequent services into London Liverpool Street take around 35 minutes. Eastwards, trains to Colchester take as little as 20 minutes, Ipswich in 40 minutes and Norwich in less than 90 minutes. Channels is well located to benefit from the areas’ excellent road network, with the A12 just eight minutes’ drive, with links to the A120 for Stansted Airport and the M25 for travel in and around London.

Chelmsford city centre is a short drive from Eagle Rise and offers a wealth of leisure opportunities. Two shopping centres – Meadows and High Chelmer – offer a range of high street and independent boutiques, while a regular market and a number of farmers’ markets are also held in the area. For evening entertainment, a plethora of restaurants, bars, traditional pubs, tea rooms and cafes cater to all tastes. Drama lovers can take advantage of two theatres, hosting a variety of live music, comedy and drama shows, while the latest blockbusters are always on show at the local Odeon cinema.

For families, a number of well-regarded schools are within easy reach of Eagle Rise. Little Waltham CE Primary School and Great Waltham CE Primary in the neighbouring village. For older students, King Edward VI Grammar and Chelmsford County High School for Girls, two of the top performing schools in the country, are both less than 10 minutes’ drive away.

Prices at Eagle Rise @ Channels start from £419,995 for a three bedroom home-, £524,995 for a four bedroom home-, and £624,995 for a five bedroom home. For further information about these new homes, visit

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The Addington at Channels